The Three UC Amigos

Three Microsoft UC technology specialists covering U.S. Education

February, 2011

  • Can you walk through all the video formats supported by Lync Server 2010?

    I was asked this by a university in Virginia.   I found this useful matrix showing the supported video conferencing formats for Lync Server 2010.  The takeaway here is the first three formats are supported with multiparty video conferencing...
  • The official Lync Server 2010 Planning Tool shipped today

    A lot of my customers have been asking when this was coming since they wanted to begin planning for their virtualized and physical Lync server deployments. This tool has quite a few improvements over the RC planning tool. I pointed out some them below...
  • Lync 2010 Best Practice Analyzer is now available

    This is a great tool to analyze your Lync deployment and should be leveraged on a daily/weekly basis as part of your Lync Server operational best practices. The BPA will scan your Lync infrastructure, report errors, warnings and information about the...
  • Want to get some training on Lync? Have I got a deal for you…

    There are some FREE Lync instructor led training courses that have become available to learn Lync. Sign up for these courses below: Introducing Microsoft Lync Microsoft Lync empowers users to communicate and collaborate easily using a range of tools accessible...
  • When the going gets rough…Lync can help

    Marquette University was part of our early adopter program for Lync Server. They currently have deployed Lync for voice, IM/Presence and conferencing for about 1000 users on campus thus far and are targeting an additional 3000 voice endpoints on campus...
  • Server Virtualization for Lync

    I learned something today about Lync virtualization. We recommend an 8 CPU core (Enterprise class CPU) hardware profile for a physical Lync Server. However, Hyper-V supports a maximum of 4 virtualized CPU core. Due to this resource constraint , a virtualized...